2 BED 2 BATH OCEAN VIEW HOME IN CENTRAL UVITA WITH INFINITY POOL

Jason or Victoria Hughes

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Bedrooms 2
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Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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2 BED 2 BATH OCEAN VIEW HOME IN CENTRAL UVITA WITH INFINITY POOL

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Set on private 2.5 acre botanic garden

Casa Caribaea is nestled five minutes from central Uvita up a quiet paved road. Set on 2.5 acres and bordered by hundreds of acres of primary jungle in a verdant garden setting, it comprises only two residences. From the moment you enter the luxuriant garden estate, your holiday is suffused with tropical serenity.

Designed along the lines of a Balinese village in the hills, Casa Caribaea projects a theme of simplistic elegance. The buildings use local stones and hardwoods blending seamlessly into the environment. The gardens are generously given center stage and provide a wonderful contrast against the sweeping ocean views that include both the Whale’s Tail and Cano Island. The spacious infinity edge pool is flanked by a large pagoda style home that serves as the principle entertainment area. The informal and accommodating owners live on the second and third floor of the pagoda style home and are friendly and full of information. The barbeque is conveniently situated between the pool and the bar and spectacular sunset ocean views can be seen from every angle. The rental villa is privately situated 40 yards away and enjoys sunset ocean views from the main living room.

Rooms are a sensuous combination of luxury and homespun charm. The latter comes in the form of antiques collected by the owners on their travels and the unique furniture created by local wood artisan Eduardo Mancini. All bathrooms and kitchens are spacious and lined with white quartz. The radial ceiling beams supporting the cathedral design are made of Nispero, a local hard wood. The hand-crafted wood windows encourage guests to take advantage of the continuous breezes that whip through the property but all rooms also have air conditioning and fans. Flower arrangements are decoratively arranged throughout the living quarters showcasing the prized jewels of the garden.

Tropical abundance as a phrase does not do justice to the profusion and variety of plants here. Heliconias, gingers, bromeliads and palms are constantly attracting birds and butterflies. Many of the species will be unrecognizable to most as the owner has been meticulously collecting rare plants for several years. The garden boasts the largest collection of heliconias within the country at over 110 varieties and counting. There are also over 150 palm varieties on display. Several rare species endemic to Madagascar and New Caledonia are littered throughout the landscape. A series of limestone walkways, wooden bridges, pergolas and streams run through the property. Many of these meander through primary rainforest giving wildlife lovers more opportunities to gaze at toucans and howler monkeys.

The staff prides itself on local knowledge and tailor-made excursions are created to help guests appreciate Southern Costa Rica. Cultural tours include visits to a small artisan vanilla farm, rainforest canopy zip-lines and excursions to Boruca, an indigenous village with celebrated craftspeople. Courses on a range of activities, including basket weaving with local materials, Spanish language classes, and Reiki energy workshops, can be organized. There are a range of more activity-oriented excursions: guided walks, waterfall canyon rappelling, ATV trail riding, sport fishing and mountain biking (with a wide tire option for beach rides). Private yoga and surf lessons can also be coordinated. The owner is an avid surfer and can suggest the best places to surf for a given experience level. A unique botanic tour, which visits some of the most spectacular private tropical gardens in the area, is a must for plant enthusiasts. Spa services are also available upon request.

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Suitability:
  • Groups
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Jason or Victoria Hughes (Owner)
Advertiser since 2012
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About Jason or Victoria Hughes

Jason and Victoria met in the Bay Area of California and were married in 2005. Shortly after, they moved to Costa Rica in order to be closer to Victoria's mother, who had recently moved to Uvita for retirement. Shortly after, Jason and Victoria built their custom dream house where they live with their two kids, Oliver and Ozzie.

Jason worked in the financial services industry for eight years. Victoria is a registered nurse with over ten years of experience in the ICU.

Jason or Victoria Hughes purchased this villa in 2006

Why Jason or Victoria Hughes chose Dominical

We were some of the first buyers within the Jardines del Morete development. We fell in love with the lot immediately as the building site had sweeping ocean views but was also located next to primary rainforest. The property was also closer to central Uvita than other ocean view lots we saw.

What makes this villa unique

The property is less than three minutes from central Uvita (one mile) and is on a road that was recently paved by the property owners in the development. Most of the ocean view homes in Uvita are located up steep, long and unpaved roads that require a four wheel drive. It is very rare to have a paved road here and thus a four wheel drive is not required (although we do recommend a four wheel drive for other activities in the area).

There is also a constant wind that passes through our valley. Not only does this unique wind ward off the insects but it also influences temperatures here as we are on average five degrees F cooler than average Uvita temperatures.

The property has primary forest that is teeming with wildlife and in order to maximize the chance of seeing everything we have built extensive non-slip limestone pathways throughout the primary rainforest on our property. The network of trails, while affording amazing photography opportunities, is also flanked by rare plants that you simply don't see at other homes in the area. All the palm species (most imported from seed) are grouped together within their respective genuses and labeled for those with a botanic penchant. Bromeliads, gingers and heliconias are also festooned along the trails giving guests a spectacular display of rare and colorful flowers amongst the backdrop of tropical fecundity.

The property always has somebody on guard 24 hours. Although we located in an area with little traffic, we consider security a top priority and have taken several steps to ensure that you and your belongings are safe and secure.

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Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
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Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
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2 Bed 2 Bath Ocean View Home in Central Uvita with infinity pool
average rating of 5.0 based on 10 reviews
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2 Bed 2 Bath Ocean View Home in Central Uvita with infinity pool
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p3175301
+506 2743-8410
Dominical Puntarenas
5

Amazing property. Fantastic location. Awesome owners

  • 5 of 5
My wife and I stayed here for a few weeks in March. It was amazing. The two bedroom was perfect for us, clean, breezy (AC would really cool it down as well), nice little open kitchen & island to prep your fish, make a drink, relax around. Really nice bathrooms as well. Doña, the awesome housekeeper, keeps the place spotless daily & is so sweet. There is a great spot to park your car right in front of the house. The main house and pool are really nice and we spent a lot of time at the pool enjoying the views, birds and abundant wildlife. Great sunsets after a day at the beach. Jason and Victoria were both really helpful with anything we needed or questions we had......learned about another surf spot, where to buy shrimp & tuna, and Victoria even helped me find an acupuncturist after I hurt my shoulder surfing. We had a great time meeting their kids and playing with Wally and Wednesday (the "guard dogs"). There is a really neat trail that winds behind the houses and down by a little creek. In just a few steps you are really in the middle of the rain forest. We hiked down here a few mornings and watched the howler monkeys on their morning commute. There is also a small hotel just up the road (literally a 2 minute walk) where you can go for a meal. We liked to hike up the road occasionally in the morning (for the views and exercise) and stop here for a smoothie or Tico breakfast.
The proximity to the main road is another great quality of the house. You are up in the hills and secluded...but it's partially paved and a super easy few minutes up or down. We rented another property after our stay here (to accommodate more guests) and found ourselves wishing we had stayed here the whole time. It was excellent.
  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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2 Bed 2 Bath Ocean View Home in Central Uvita with infinity pool
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p3175301
+506 2743-8410
Dominical Puntarenas
5

Great property in Uvita.

  • 5 of 5
This property was all we had hoped for and more. Our hosts (and their two great dogs) were friendly and easy to talk to. Several beaches are nearby and the view from the pool is drop dead gorgeous.
  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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2 Bed 2 Bath Ocean View Home in Central Uvita with infinity pool
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p3175301
+506 2743-8410
Dominical Puntarenas
5

Great Location, Beautiful View, Friendly Owners

  • 5 of 5
My husband and I recently stayed at Casa Caribaea for our second annual 10 day stint in Uvita. Last year, we had a great time at Oxygen Jungle Villas, just up the road, but this year, we wanted something with a full kitchen and just a little more space. But at the same time, we still wanted the view, proximity to town, and not to pay $200-$300 per night for just the two of us.

Casa Caribaea is the perfect size. It's a 2 bed 2 bath with a great little kitchen and living area, vaulted ceilings and plenty of windows in the front room that face the ocean. It's a second story building set behind the main residence so you get your privacy and your vehicle gets to sit safely in the driveway, where there is 24 hour surveillance thanks to the full live-in staff.

The main house that Jason & Victoria live in with their 2 kids is lofted as a second/third story villa, and the pool, outdoor kitchen, bar, and TV area below are common use for the guests. They have another villa (3 bedroom) further down the mountain, but since we were the only guests this past week, it was really like a private infinity pool with ocean view. Not too bad. =)

Location is absolutely perfect. You are just north of town off Hwy 34, and the steeper part of the road is paved, which if you've been here before, you know is a bit unusual for anything except the main drives. It's about 3-4 minutes up the hill, but is still high enough to have great views. Took us 5 minutes to get to town, and I never felt like we might fall off the mountain like I did when exploring areas up near Oxygen. We had a 4x4, but it wasn't necessary to get there.

Their house backs up to a preserve and Jason created a great little nature trail that goes down by the river. But you don't have to venture far to see wildlife. I saw white face and howler monkeys on multiple occasions while relaxing by the pool, and there are plenty of toucans, parrots, and other feathered friends flying in the skies.

Jason & Victoria are great and very helpful. They had fresh fruit waiting for us in our rental when we arrived, and were more than happy to help with anything we needed to set up (Victoria even arranged my car rental and recommended agencies/rates). They have been in the area for quite some time and can recommend restaurants, tours, hiking expeditions, and even organic farms if you feel like getting your cooking on. We intend to move to Costa Rica soon, and would definitely stay here again. Thanks guys!
  • Submitted: Dec 20, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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2 Bed 2 Bath Ocean View Home in Central Uvita with infinity pool
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p3175301
+506 2743-8410
Dominical Puntarenas
San Ramon, Costa Rica & Austin, Texas
5

Excellent Rental Option for the South-Central Pacific Coast - Delightful property and Hosts

  • 5 of 5
This property was just as advertised---beautiful grounds and comfortable 2BR/2BA with kitchen-sitting area on the 2nd floor surrounded by native trees and exotic plantings. My husband and I, and a couple from Texas spent 3 nights with Jason and Victoria at their Casa Caribaea and found it to be a delightful vacation rental. Victoria thought of everything -- fresh fruit, adequately stocked refrig complete with eggs, milk, etc. and some cold beers to greet us upon arrival.

We have lived in Costa Rica for the past 5 years and frequently visit this coastal area because of its charm and scenic beauty. Now that we have located Jason and Victoria's place, we intend to be repeat customers. They were very responsive and professional in handling our rental, instructions to locate the house were spot-on, and everything was as advertised, and more!

The accommodations were very comfortable, spotlessly maintained, beautifully decorated, great A/C even though we really didn't need it, and the infinity pool and common lounge area provided a great place to drink a little wine and watch the sunset over the Whale's Tail. We made another rafting trip on the Rio Sevegre and it can be a fun trip in June, July, August when this area is getting good rain.

Jason and Victoria are very personable and we really enjoyed Jason's tour of the other rental homes, and his extensive palm, orchid, and bromeliad/heliconia gardens. They have built a fantastic place. Although the rentals and main house are within the same large compound area, the buildings are sufficiently spaced apart so as to afford good privacy for all.
And, this location in the hills just above Uvita is very conveniently located --- easy to hit the Playa Ventana, Uvita, or Dominicalito/Hermosa beaches, visit the National Park, and to run down to some very interesting restaurants in Uvita, Ojochal with an easy drive to Dominical.

We would highly recommend this rental and plan to return soon.
  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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2 Bed 2 Bath Ocean View Home in Central Uvita with infinity pool
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p3175301
+506 2743-8410
Dominical Puntarenas
Toronto,Canada
5

Ideally located to explore the saourthen Pacific coast

  • 5 of 5
I spent 1 week at Casa Caribaea with my wife and adult daughter. This was our 8th trip to Costa Rica and the 4th to this part of the country. We normally travel in the dry season but decided to try the green season so we booked a week in the middle of May. The weather was better than expected. It did not rain every day and when it did rain it was in the late afternoon or evening and as such did not affect our activities. I would definitely consider returning in May.
Casa Caribaea and the surrounding property are beautifully maintained. The attention to detail is evident in both the exterior and interior features. The Casa was spotlessly clean. The queen size beds were the most comfortable beds we have ever slept on in Costa Rica. The Casa is fully air-conditioned but we only used the air conditioning in the bedroom at night as we enjoyed the coastal breezes flowing in through the large screened windows in the living room and kitchen.
The Casa is located about 5 minutes off the coastal highway and the town of Uvita. This is an ideal location for exploring the south pacific coast as the cute little surf town of Dominical is only about 15 minutes to the north while there is an interesting eclectic mix of restaurants in Ojochal 15 minutes to the south. There is also the famous Whale’s Tail beach at Marina Ballena Park to explore at Uvita, not to mention all the ecotourism and adventure activities offered in Uvita.
We have rented other villas in this area but they were generally further off the coastal highway and required a 10 to 15 minute drive in a 4x4 to reach. It was nice being only 5 minutes off the highway and centrally located as we could easily come back to the Casa between activities for lunch, a siesta, a dip in the pool, or a quick shower.
Jason and Victoria were the perfect hosts. They have a wealth of knowledge of the area and were always available to share this knowledge.
We will definitely be returning to this part of Costa Rica and we look forward to renting once again from Jason and Victoria.
  • Submitted: May 28, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
business
2 Bed 2 Bath Ocean View Home in Central Uvita with infinity pool
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p3175301
+506 2743-8410
Dominical Puntarenas
5

A perfect place to be

  • 5 of 5
In April 2013 we travelled with our two kids (6 and 4 years) around beautiful Costa Rica. We stayed for 4 nights at this exceptional accommodation.
The rooms are lovely decorated with wonderful flowers from Jasons garden. The kitchen totally equipped even in the fridge were some cool drinks, spices, coffee etc for refreshments. Also the delightful plate of fruits were a great present for us!
Our kids loved the pool very much; at nighttime with the great changing color lights. The two lovely dogs were also a highlight for them. Wednesday and her friend will stay in their heart..
Having diner outside by the pool when accompanied a stunning view with a beautiful sunset. We saw Tucans in the trees and heard the hawler monkeys. During a trip to the Pacific, we had the wonderful opportunity to see dolphins and sea turtles.
But it’s not only the breathtaking place we would like to refer to. Victoria and Jason and of course Tanya (housemaid) made our stay so enjoyable. Always a nice word, a warm smile ore some useful information. It was our daughter Mara's greatest wish to go for a ride in Costa Rica. Victoria took us together with her boys to the stables; a unforgettable memory for us!
Sorry about our english, we hope we could approximately express how much we enjoyed our stay at our place. Actually there are no words for it, we just truly recommend to experience this paradise in the paradise. It’s a pity Costa Rica is not closer to Switzerland…

Gabriela, Thomas, Mara and Marc
  • Submitted: May 6, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
110 Miles
San Jose
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Costanera
Nearest Beach
7 Miles
Hermosa and Chaman
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Casona de Dona Maria
Nearest Golf
20 Miles
San Buenas Golf Club
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Whales and Dolphins hotel
Car: necessary

Uvita is in the heart of Costa Rica's Southern zone. It is the gateway to Ballena National Park. The Jardines del Morete development is comprised of several private residences and has one of the few paved roads in the area. The local beaches of Chaman and Hermosa are less than five minutes by car. Uvita has several restaurants, two large supermarkets, three banks, an urgent care center with adjacent pharmacy, a gas station and a host of other commercial services.

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Low Season
Sep 1 2014 - Nov 30 2014
2 night minimum stay
$120
 
 
High Season
Dec 1 2014 - Dec 19 2014
2 night minimum stay
$180
 
 
Christmas/New Years
Dec 20 - Jan 3
7 night minimum stay
$1,820
 
 
Easter Week
Apr 15 - Apr 21
7 night minimum stay
$1,750
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$180
 
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Amenities

Amenities

Dominical Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 940 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • River ...
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Living Room
  • Free Local Calls
  • Parking
  • Iron & Board
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Activities Guide
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Security System
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Telephone
  • Air Conditioning
  • Linens Provided
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen ...
  • Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Lobster Pot
  • Pantry Items
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • All bathrooms have Moen Show House Bamboo fixtures and are lined with white quartz
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • All bedrooms have air conditioning and full adjacent bathrooms
Entertainment:
  • Games
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • VCR
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • Games for Kids
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • DVD Player
Outside:
  • Bicycles
  • Wood Deck
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Yard
  • Deck Furniture
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Small Cooler
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Barbecue
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 10 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Groups
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Communal Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Staff
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Concierge
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • festivals
  • live theater
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • spelunking
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
We have a special 'fat tire' mountain bike that can pass easily over soft sand for beach rides. It is manufactured by Salsa bikes.

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